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WoW comic confirmed {WoW}

Jul 23rd 2007 3:14PM Walt Simonson wrote Thor in the 80's, and is widely considered to have written the best run on that comic outside of Jack Kirby. Having him on this book almost guarantees that it will at least be solid, unless he's just in it for the paycheck.

One Boss Leaves: Instructor Razuvious vs. Ragnaros wrap-up {WoW}

Jul 23rd 2007 7:08AM I ran Naxx lots of times. And I voted for Rag, because frankly, Rag is cooler than a dork with a flattop who quotes the bad guy from the Karate Kid.

Insider Trader: The Oil Industry {WoW}

Jul 20th 2007 3:21PM Farming LBS, I'd say BRD (you'll get smalls, too, but the stuff that drops from the Chest of the Seven should DE to large and it can easily be two manned) or maybe LBRS if you're feeling ambitious. I've two manned the Spider Boss in there who drops Wildheart boots.

Loot hoping, and loot whining {WoW}

Jul 19th 2007 4:17PM My tauren war has been running Sethekk Halls for the Crow Wing Reaper since March. At this point it's not even an upgrade anymore, I just WANT the thing. Yet every single time that crow dies he drops capes.

Hunters in the Arena {WoW}

Jul 19th 2007 3:07PM Arena's are poorly designed for hunters - a ranged class with a deadzone in a confined area = death. I'd say, either give them more abilities that function within the deadzone or remove it in the arena.

A Zhevra by any other name... {WoW}

Jul 19th 2007 1:47PM Well, there are several places in Old Azeroth where there could once have been lions... the Blasted Lands, the Burning Steppes, Searing Gorge all come to mind as having been ripped apart by elementals or demons sufficiently to have wiped out all manner of flora and fauna.

Honestly, Azeroth has whatever beasties the designers thought would be cool, and that's cool by me.

Breakfast Topic: How new would a new class have to be? {WoW}

Jul 19th 2007 11:30AM I think we need three new classes. A Tank/CC, a DPSer, and a Healer. They should be capable of soloing, of course (all classes in WoW have that function) and they should all provide a new way to do their role.

For the Tanking/CC class, we have a lot of possible options, but I would go with a variation of the Runemaster. For this class, we'd allow him to wear plate on his hands and feet, mail on his legs and shoulders, and no armor on his chest or head. Instead, he would use arcane runes to enhance his ability to take damage and control the minds of his enemies... effectively forcing a mob to stand there and let him punch it down when soloing, and using that ability to befuddle to CC in instances while also tanking by reactive damage - he builds aggro by being hit, which damages the enemy (imagine a very strong version of Thorns or Lightning Shield with a lot of aggro) - Runemaster DPS wouldn't be awesome but by tanking by reactive damage he'd essentially be holding aggro based on how much the mobs hit him. It would be nice if his damage was also reflective - the more damage the mobs do to him, the more damage they take from his damage shield. Fist weapons, which he can imbue with magic runes to add special qualities, would round out his arsenal.

For the incoming DPSer, I'd like to see a Blademaster. Perhaps broaden it out to Weaponmaster and let the player choose a weapon when respeccing. This guy could wear a mix of leather and mail and could only use a 2h weapon or staff, no single handed weapons at all. Wades into combat and deals death with his big weapon, and give him a damage bonus ability based on his health - the lower his health is, the more damage he deals and the less damage he takes, so that a Blademaster at 10% health has +25 to damage and 35% damage reduction.

For the healer class, I'd actually go with a variation on the old Tinker idea - physicians. They don't use mana at all, they have an array of gadgets and heal with a variation of Focus indicating how much wllpower it takes to battle death with just your understanding of the body and goblin/gnome science.

Two Bosses Enter: Instructor Razuvious vs. Ragnaros {WoW}

Jul 16th 2007 11:01AM I'm not voting for a guy with a flat top haircut who quotes Ralph Maccio movies over the living flame itself.

Breakfast Topic: Killing the lore {WoW}

Jul 12th 2007 2:09PM For that matter, Ragnaros probably isn't dead either. He's an elemental, he can just reform. Kel'Thuzad's end quest even *says* he'll be back (admittedly, it's a joke aimed at boss respawns, but still, you turn that Phylactery in, you've allowed Kel'Thuzad to reform) and as for C'thun, he's an old god... who knows how they die? For that matter, there's an old god in Ashenvale who may well get up if you pull that sword out of his head.

Get an epic mount already! {WoW}

Jul 10th 2007 3:44PM My level 69 shammy doesn't have an epic and he won't until after he dings 70, because I just don't care that much. Once I hit 70 and the quests all just pay gold I'll save up for the epic, then work on the flying.